The mission of the Speech Communication department is to provide students opportunities for the acquisition and enhancement of effective communication skills in the context of their personal and professional lives, and to help students recognize the importance of communication competence in a diverse world. The department is committed to promoting cultural awareness, sensitivity, and inclusion in its examination of the communication process.


Minor Smith, Scott
MA, University of Wisconsin – Superior
BA, University of Minnesota – Duluth


My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.